“It couldn’t get any better!”
Nico Santos, one of the most successful singer-songwriters in Germany and campaign ambassador for the Opel Mokka, talks to us about his childhood in Mallorca, what he has learnt from Helene Fischer and why the Opel electric car is the perfect car for him.
Congratulations, Nico! Life’s treating you really well at the moment. You’ve brought out a new album, you’re on the jury for the casting show ‘The Voice of Germany’ and most recently you’ve even become the campaign ambassador for the new Opel Mokka. What do you like most about this car?
But you’re still on probation, so to speak, as a new driver?
You dropped out of school just before your Abitur. Have you ever regretted that?
“I’m happy there’s an emission-free
You have carved out a fantastic career for yourself…
What is the most important thing you’ve learnt from your parents?
You first tried your luck as an entertainer at the Robinson Club – that was your first job. How did this time influence you?
“I’m a relaxed driver –
racing around is not my thing.”
Is it true that your parents gave you a Michael Jackson cassette at the age of three?
When did you start trying out your own things?
We’ve been watching you as a juror on ‘The Voice of Germany’ since the beginning of October. What do you want to instil in the talented artists you work with on the show?
“A good tip from Sido: ‘It’s by trying
You write for superstars such as Helene Fischer – what can you learn from stars like that?
What piece of advice has helped you in particular?
Isn’t there a danger of losing your way having as much success as you have, as early as you’ve had it?
Your father knows showbusiness like nobody else. What advice has he given you?
You are one of the campaign ambassadors for the Opel Mokka on social media, using the hashtag #ThisIsOpel. Do you use Instagram and so on much in your private life as well?
“Honesty and authenticity win.”
You once said that one day you’d like to live on a finca in Mallorca with a wife, two children and two dogs – how are you getting along with that?
Showbusiness is very uncertain. However, as a songwriter you have the chance to make money right into old age. Is that the second string to your bow?
You dedicated the song ‘Walking in your shoes’ to your best friend, who died in an accident. Is it true that he’s a kind of guardian angel to you?
What makes you happy?
What is your greatest wish?
Nico, thank you for taking the time to talk to us.